Recent developments in legislation have removed the need for Workplace Health & Safety Officers (WHSOs) and introduced a recommendation for workplaces to engage Health and Safety Advisors.
Current WHSOs have until December 2012 to complete the Cert IV in OHS Bridging Course.
What does this mean for your workplace?
All workplaces should have a trained and experienced Health and Safety Advisor.
For exisiting certified WHSOs
If you have someone who is a certified WHSO, they will need to simply complete a two-day bridging* course to get up to speed on the changes and will receive a Nationally Recognised Certificate IV in OHS.
*Available for a limited time only! – Bridging courses are only available until December 2012 after which time prospective Health and Safety Advisors will need to complete the full 5 day course.
Upcoming WHSO Bridging Courses
Important: The WHSO Bridging course is for existing certified WHSOs. Please provide a copy of your current WHSO card or qualification to Club Training Australia at the time of your course booking. Bookings without this pre-requisite will NOT be accepted.
For workplaces without a WHSO
If your workplace does not have anyone that is a certified WHSO, a nominated person should complete the full Nationally Recognised Certificate IV in OHS. This can be done in a variety of ways;
- classroom, 5 day block training plus workplace assignment
- traineeship, for students eligible for Government funding trained over a 12 month period
- online, self-paced training for those with basic computer skills, and
- blended learning, combine online training with limited one-on-one visits by our trainer.
Register for the Cert IV in OHS training course
Whichever the case for your workplace, ensure that your prospective Health and Safety Advisor receives training today to beat the December 2012 deadline and to take advantage of any possible Government Funding and Incentives.
Contact Bill Alexion today to register your interest for the Cert IV in OHS course and to see if you are eligible for Government Funding and Incentives.